In reality Esperanza’s name is one of her many insecurities. However, this is not the only reason why Esperanza is insecure. As an example Esperanza states, “I am an ugly daughter. I am the one nobody comes for” (Cisneros 88). The quote used explains how Esperanza has low self-esteem and does not believe in her inner beauty.
The insecurities of Maggie’s character are not just skin deep, much like my own. Her older sister Dee is very flamboyant and educated, both of which are threatening to Maggie who “eyes her with a mixture of envy and awe” (297). Maggie is intimidated by those around her whom she feels are better than she is. Although my insecurity is not as extreme as Maggie’s I still at times feel ashamed of the way I look or am susceptible to those around me. However as previously stated in my comparison to the character of Amanda I often mask this insecurity through a more confident persona, which Maggie’s character does not do.
As previously mentioned she uses the words ill formed and feeble to describe her unfinished writing’s fragility. In line 10, she continues by saying, “thy visage was so irksome in my sight,” to explain the shame and discomfort that she carries with her due to the fact that her “baby” was exposed to the public still so unpolished. She applies the words blemishes, flaw, and hobbling into her diction in order to express her piece as something that is not well put together, and no matter how much she attempts to polish it, she feels as if she has failed at improving it. Lastly, Bradstreet’s characterization of her work comes to life through the evident controlling metaphor of the poem, which is claiming that her writing is her “offspring”. Throughout the entire poem, the controlling metaphor becomes this idea that her writing is her child,
Throughout Bronte’s “Jane Eyre,” the superstitious presence surrounding Jane represents her transformation from an insecure young girl to a strong, independent woman. Bronte showed us her development in each stage of her life through her use of superstition displayed in the locations where she lived. Although Jane lives most of her life in the adventurous, unknown world, she is given the choice to do what is expected and live a life of honor and plainness; however, she eventually realized that she could not live a life so plain because she couldn’t live without the adventure. At the beginning of the novel, the superstitious presence in the red room shows Jane’s insecurity about herself; the room itself gives a description of her personality through the room’s appearance. As she looks around the room, she recalls that “it was in this chamber he,” her uncle, “breathed his last” (19).
Though Jane is quite clearly a bright and capable young girl, she rarely gets a chance to speak off her own will on many matters and is expected by Mrs Reed to keep quiet and stay obedient. There was an obvious lack of trust towards the most sensible child in the household and though Jane proves to be an acceptingly quiet and disciplined child, Mrs Reed still seems to disregard Jane as a nuisance and stirrer of trouble. A prime example is when Jane is crying out for help after enduring some sort of fit in the frightening room, and Mrs Reed calls her actions which were out of terror, 'violent' which was 'repulsive.' To use such harsh adjectives in reaction to Jane's cries for help seems inhumane, especially taking Jane's tender age of the time into consideration. To the reader, Jane was quite obviously going through a trauma that was unnecessary and subsequent to Mrs Reed's brutal punishment.
David Palagashvili Period 7 AP Sen. Lit. September 11th, 2010 Mrs. Boness Charlotte Bronte, in her famous feminist novel, Jane Eyre, used her narrator and protagonist to stress and emphasize the critical need for the reformation of childcare. She does this through a textual illustration of the atrocities against women and children of the Victorian Era in England. The story’s main character, Jane, is the depiction of an average yet peculiarly exceptional woman who takes the reader through the story of her life from childhood to present. The given passage is an excerpt of a portion of Jane’s late childhood at her boarding school, Lowood.
In the same way, literature has affected the thoughts and actions of people throughout history. Throughout the Victorian Era, authors played off of their large female audience by creating strong female protagonists to which their readers could relate or learn from. Throughout the novel Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte challenges her readers views’ on the role a woman should play in society during this era by manipulating the tone and diction given to Jane Eyre through Gothic and Romantic elements. From the beginning of Bronte’s novel, the reader is exposed to the issue of gender limitations regarding social status during the 19th century. Jane Eyre is depicted as a child, yet is capable of illustrating her surroundings and memories in such a sophisticated manner.
Connie fails to realize the great danger she takes on while over exaggerating her appearance and attitude. Her sister on the other hand conducts herself as a more modest girl and is the ideal vision of a “good” girl. Connie was in constant discord with her family because they did not approve of her actions but she cared less for she continued on with her conceited, selfish ways. "Why don't you keep your room clean like your sister? How've you got your hair fixed—what the hell stinks?
Throughout the story, Laura is forced to see from a different point of view, making her a more mature young woman. Many believe that Laura has become more immature throughout the story because she makes unthought out, spontaneous decisions. Although she struggles to reach an understanding of maturity, she is unable to become a woman because of her divergent actions. One of these actions includes how distracted she gets when her mother gives laura, her hat. Laura's brother compliments her, and she completely forgets about Mr. Scott; “What an absolute topping hat!’… and [Laura] didn’t tell him after all,” ( p. 11).
For this reason, Scout does not understand why she must stop reading and believes it to be unfair. As a result, her innocence begins to be taken away as she experiences the harshness of the injustice she must go through and which will not be easy because she is a girl. Racism can truly bring out the ugliness of society, and is another example of how innocence is lost through a society’s corruption. Jem, Scout’s brother, loses his innocence through from the